World Cup 2014: US Athletes Following Team USA In Social Media

By Jim Liao, Epoch Times

The U.S. is set to take on Portugal for their 2nd match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

After Germany’s draw with Ghana, a win would place the U.S. firmly into the knockout rounds. With Portugal’s Christiano Ronaldo ailing, the U.S. certainly has a chance to do so, which would be huge for USA soccer especially considering Group G’s reputation as ‘The Group of Death’.

Below are some other American athletes who have been caught rooting for Team USA and consequently supporting the sport of soccer through social media. Who says Americans don’t follow soccer?


As the greatest American Olympian of all time, perhaps it is only right that Michael Phelps leads the pack in supporting Team USA.


Regarded as the best basketball player on the planet, Lebron is reeling off an ugly NBA Finals loss to the San Antonio Spurs. However Lebron has said he wants to take time off to relax before the NBA’s 2014 agent hoopla, and as we have seen from previous Olympics, we know that Lebron is interested in a variety of sports other than basketball. Lebron’s support of Team USA is no surprise.


The former six-time Pro Bowler is now playing in the CFL, but it’s nice to know he’s still rooting for the states.


In case you missed it here, Kobe Bryant is actually currently following the World Cup live in Brazil.

The New Orlean Saints’ eight-time Pro Bowl Quarterback.